Arts & Entertainment

Motherhood in the New Normal

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THE INDEPENDENT NEWS
MAY 9, 2021

While the world is still deciphering the pandemic’s short-term impact, COVID-19’s long-term impact is still largely unknown. One other question that still remains—how is the pandemic affecting new moms?

Music is the Healing Force of the Universe: African Americans Set Tone for Jazz & Blues

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PENSACOLA MAGAZINE, FEB 2021

The Belmont DeVillers District “The Blocks” is the heart of jazz and blues in Pensacola. At the era’s prime, Gussie Records Shop was the heartbeat — pumping the smooth sultry beat through the streets of Pensacola in 45s and LPs.

Exclusive Interview with the Artist Behind the George Floyd Mural

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DOWNTOWN CROWD, JULY 2020

Pensacola took notice of Brandon Vessels’ artwork at the end of May when his mural of George Floyd on the Graffiti Bridge was defaced.

Passing Down the Crown

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COMING OF AGE, FALL 2020

Adorned with an elegant hat and a head held high, African-American women are known to sport their crowns each Sunday. Wearing a hat, also called a “crown,” to church on Sunday is a cherished tradition within the African-American community.

Artist Fights for Native American Representation in Pensacola

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NOV 2020

As the first U.S. settlement, Pensacola can’t run from its history, so what can it do? If you ask Sean Linezo, he’d say acknowledge it.

It's About Time: Grappling with Social Media & Living in
the Present

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PENSACOLA MAGAZINE HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE, JAN 2021

Social media has been a major ally throughout the pandemic. It's been the primary way people have maintained social connections in a time we all needed to be physically distant. But is social media healthy?